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Kids Dinner Recipes

Welcome your kids home from school with these fun kids dinner recipes, including stromboli, subs, sloppy joes, pigs in a blanket, tortillas, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, calzones, paninis, pitas, patty melts and more.

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My husband enjoys these grilled turkey burgers with their herb flavor and garden-fresh garnish. They make an ideal summer sandwich or in-hand meal for when we're on the run. —Trina Hopsecger, Elkhart, Indiana
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Quick Pizza Rolls

Quick Pizza Rolls

Quick Pizza Rolls

This is a great way to make pizzas for a slumber party or movie night. We love that you can individually thaw and bake them one at a time. —Debbie Gray, Gilbert, Iowa

Garlic Toast Pizzas

Garlic Toast Pizzas

Garlic Toast Pizzas

Between working full-time, going to school and raising three children, finding time-saving recipes that my family likes is one of my biggest challenges. These quick pizzas pack a huge amount of flavor. —Amy Grim, Chillicothe, Ohio

Italian Meat Stromboli

Italian Meat Stromboli

Italian Meat Stromboli

As a mother of two, it seems the only time I have to be creative is in the kitchen. I received a similar recipe from a co-worker but decided to add veggies and spices.
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Pizza Meat Loaf Cups

Pizza Meat Loaf Cups

Pizza Meat Loaf Cups

Fix and freeze these moist little meat loaves packed with pizza flavor. They're great to reheat for an after-school snack or quick dinner on soccer night. My family likes to drizzle extra pizza sauce on top. —Susan Wollin, Marshall, Wisconsin

BLT Wraps

BLT Wraps

BLT Wraps

My mom and I used to make these easy wrap-ups for summer days at the lake with our entire family. These days, we love to bring them to picnics and days in the park. —Jonnah Burks, Brighton, Missouri

Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Dough

Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Dough

Pigs in a Blanket with Homemade Dough

Pigs in a Blanket were a natural choice for serving at my farm animal them meal. I filled the hot dogs with cheese and wrapped them in a light dough to make them special. They are tasty, fun and handy to eat.

Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza

Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza

Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza

Why order out when you can have this mouthwatering pizza ready before the delivery guy shows up? And the kids can help you make it!—Vivian Taylor, Middleburg, Florida

Cheeseburger French Loaf

Cheeseburger French Loaf

Cheeseburger French Loaf

Once you prepare this impressive-looking, yet simple-to-make sandwich, you’ll probably never look at refrigerated bread dough the same. It’s just so easy! Nancy Daugherty - Cortland, OH

Flavorful Sloppy Joes

Flavorful Sloppy Joes

Flavorful Sloppy Joes

This savory all-star recipe from Nancy Collins of Clearfield, Pennsylvania makes just enough for two hearty sandwiches. The sauce level is low, making it a “neat” sloppy Joe.

Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches

Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches

Open-Faced Meatball Sandwiches

My husband and I love meatball subs, so I tried to come up with a different version that’s easy to make after a hard day,” Karen Barthel relates from North Canton, Ohio. “The meatballs freeze well, too.”

Sesame Hot Dogs

Sesame Hot Dogs

Sesame Hot Dogs

Kids of all ages love these cute, cheese-stuffed hot dogs wrapped in crusty, sesame-seed biscuits. I serve them with bowls of chili, mustard, ketchup…even bean dip or salsa for dipping! —Sue Mackey, Jackson, Wisconsin
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